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10 Years of Recruiting & Supporting Aboriginal Medical Students

10 Years of Recruiting & Supporting Aboriginal Medical Students

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine had implemented Aboriginal admissions process in 2001. Five percent of its annual compliment of seats is now targeting qualified Aboriginal applicants. In 2002, two Aboriginal students entered first year. These two students (Class of 2006) were the first to graduate under the Aboriginal admissions process. As of […]

“Technology, Kids and Teens” with Ross Laird

“Technology, Kids and Teens” with Ross Laird

On Thursday, October 13th from 2 – 3:30pm, Ross Laird returns to the UBC Learning Circle to discuss “Technology, Kids and Teens“. This presentation explores the emerging cultures of technology and their impact on childhood development, family life, and education. Technology is now an essential feature of the landscape of childhood and adolescence. Gaming, micro-blogging, social […]

Women & Violence in First Nations with Dr. Colleen Varcoe

Women & Violence in First Nations with Dr. Colleen Varcoe

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, Dr. Colleen Varcoe from the UBC School of Nursing will discuss her research in women and violence in First Nations communities. About the Speaker “I am committed to creating more just and ethical health care. My work examines how the inequities of ethnicity, class, place and ability are central to […]

Gathering Wisdom, Now What? Next steps in the Regional Health Transfer Process

Gathering Wisdom, Now What? Next steps in the Regional Health Transfer Process

Please join us for an important First Nations Health Council update to BC First Nations on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 from 10am to 12pm. Chief Federal Negotiator Ian Potter, Grand Chief Doug Kelly, and Arlene Patton (ADM Population and Public Health), will discuss the Tripartite framework agreement, evolving relationships between First Nations and the federal […]

“The Crab In The Bucket…Transform Lateral Violence in YOUR Community Today”

Presentation Purpose Participants will increase awareness, obtain skills and receive support in order to respond effectively to Lateral Violence in their community organizations. It is intended that this workshop will be the impetus for much needed change in regard to the unconscious use of power in Aboriginal community organizations. This workshop provides a safe space […]